The Ohio Geological Society is administered by the elected Board of Directors and the Trustees. The Society, however, depends on member and non-member volunteers to assist with a host of duties, before, during, and after an event. Without volunteers, many of the educational and fun events held throughout the year simply would not happen.
All members are encouraged to take an active role by volunteering to help at any event. Contact the Society Secretary, Amy Lang, or any OGS officer to sign up.

Examples of volunteer needs for individual events include:

Winter Gala

  • Be a sponsor or help find sponsors
  • Be a photographer
  • Assist at the check-in table
  • Help with set up of signage and prize tables
  • Sell raffle tickets

Golf Outing

  • Be a sponsor or help find sponsors
  • Drive the beverage cart
  • Assist at the sign-in table
  • Sell raffle tickets and mulligans
  • Help with signage set up at the clubhouse and at each tee
  • Be a photographer

Monthly Meetings

  • Assist the Vice-President in identifying interesting speakers
  • Volunteer yourself to be a speaker
  • Assistance setting up the room

General needs of the Society

  • Run for Office
  • Sponsor a portion of an event or meeting
  • Bring and friend to an event
  • Encourage others to join
  • Volunteer for a committee


  • Be an instructor or recruit experts to teach a workshop
  • Be a sponsor or help find sponsors
  • Assist with setup or teardown or technology setup
  • Help find supplies for event
  • Assist with catering arrangements

Field trips

  • Use your geology expertise to help lead
  • Make arrangements with land owners or operators
  • Be a sponsor or help find sponsors
  • Help with catering arrangements
  • Edit the guide book or assist with research

State Science Fair

  • Be a judge at the State Science Fair held annually in May at the Ohio State University

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